BMW subsidiary British Marque Mini has launched a carbon edition of its fastest, loudest and most powerful hatchback Cooper S. Priced at Rs. 39.9 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi); it is exclusively available via Amazon India for a booking amount of Rs. 50,000 while bookings can also be made via any of the five dealers in India. The Cooper S carbon edition is limited to 20 units only.
It can be had in choice of three exterior colors – Thunder grey, Midnight black and Pepper white. Thanks to new John Cooper Works Tuning Kit and official John Cooper works accessories, the carbon cost Rs. 7.9 lakh more than the standard Cooper S.
The limited edition wears matte black stripes on roof, hood and sides along with red pinstripe. Carbon is embedded on both sides along with 17 inch light alloy wheels to enhance the sporty quotient of the car. It also features new LED headlamps and LED tail lights accentuated by black trim rings.
In terms of accessories, it gets John cooper works’ sporty seats and integrated headrests finished in Alcantara leather upholstery with contrast red stitching. Other features on board are JCW sill, gear selector with glowing red trim, JCW leather steering wheel with paddle shifters, anthracite roof liner, head up display, electric damper control, 6.6 inch display with touchpad controller, rear parking sensor etc.
Mini is also offering an aerodynamic package christened as ‘Wired package’ at Rs. 41.5 lakh (ex-showroom Pan India). This package includes a bigger 8.8 inch touchscreen with bluetooth mobile connectivity and touch controller along with Mini Wired package and visual boost system.
Safety aspect is taken care by dual front airbags, ABS, brake assist, crash sensor, 3-point seat belts, run flat indicator, cornering brake control, dynamic stability control, shift point display, auto start-stop electromechanical power steering, auto start stop function and brake energy recuperation.
The biggest change comes under the hood thanks to JCW tuning kit which shoots up the power to 207bhp@4500-6000rpm and 300Nm of [email protected] The edition can accelerate 0-100km/hr from a standstill in just 6.5 seconds which is 0.2 seconds quicker than the standard car. The engine is linked to a 6-speed automatic gearbox with paddle shifters. The JCW kit also includes valve exhaust system, carbon fibre exhaust pipes and aerodynamic body kit. There are three drive modes on board- Green, MID and sports.
Mr. Frank Schloeder, President (act.), BMW Group India said, “MINI has always got hearts pulsating with its iconic design and go-kart handling. The MINI Cooper S Carbon Edition takes these characteristics even further, making your driving experience more exciting than ever before. Available exclusively on Amazon India, this limited edition MINI Cooper S Carbon Edition along with official John Cooper Works accessories combine authentic sportiness with premium characteristic.”